Santa's Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Santas Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Santas Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Visit Santa Claus and his Elves at Ardgillan Castle in Balbriggan, North Dublin for 11 dates this December.

The beautiful Ardgillan Castle will host this fantastic event and this year there will be a VICTORIAN THEME. Visitors will be greeted by the Castle’s very own Butler who will explain to them what Christmas was like many years ago. There will also be a display showing the types of gifts the children would have had at Christmas back then. And outside the entrance to the Castle you will be able to view a Period Carriage – Santa is travelling in style this year!

Inside the Castle there will be plenty to entertain the children while they wait to enter the Grotto. Apart from the friendly Elves there will also be a MAGICIAN and rumour has it that Rudolf the Reindeer will be around to say hello.

Children will be able to post their letter to the North Pole via our special post box and they can colour in a drawing for Santa if they wish.


  • €17 per the first child to include a photo and €12 for each additional child.
  • Adults are free of charge.
  • Time slots must be booked in advance via our website.
  • Time slots will have limited availability.
  • Additional photos may be ordered on the day
  • Event is suitable for children up to 12 years

Tours start every 15 minutes from 10.30am – 3.30pm on the following dates:

December 3rd / 4th        December 10th / 11th         December 17th – 23rd

Tea/Coffee and food is available for purchase at the Castle Tea Rooms

Entrance to the event is via the main doors of the Castle facing the sea. 

For more information contact Activity Nation on 01 8557113 or by email

Santa’s Grotto Ardgillan Castle Dublin

Address: Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin.
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Santas Grotto at Ardgillan Castle Dublin

santa experience dublin cork limerick

Santa Experience Dublin, Limerick & Cork

The award winning and original Santa Experience returns to Limerick, Cork & Dublin City for Christmas.

Over the past 7 years The Santa Experience in association with Dunnes Stores has provided children and adults alike with a magical journey to Santa’s House.

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Travelling through 4 fun filled festive rooms meeting elves, reindeer, polar bears and maybe even getting to ride in Santa’s Sleigh on your way to meet the big man himself.


The Santa Experience has proved to be very popular with over 16,000 children visiting us in 2015!

santa experience

One of the keys attractions besides the post office, sleigh and Santa’s log cabin is the option to book ahead to secure a specific time (within 30mins) and date. This allows people to plan their day and get the date they want.

A professional photographer is on site to capture that magical moment. All photographs come in a professional 8×10 format with black silver trim card frame and are available immediately afterwards for purchase. A digital option is also in the form of a Santa USB stick where you can have all of your photos to print as you want. The digital package also includes one printed photo.


The quality is fantastic and it provides families with a timeless memento. You choose and collect your photos immediately after your journey through the Santa Experience.

santa experience


  • Dunnes Stores, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1
  • Dunnes Stores, Patrick Street, Cork
  • Jetland Shopping Centre, Ennis Road, Limerick


  • 25th November to 23rd December 2016
  • 12pm to 6pm

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  • Children €10 (incl. gift)
  • Adult €3 (no gift)


  • €12 for first photo
  • €6 for each additional copy
  • USB digital package €30


Booking for Santa Experience

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Santa Experience won Best Santa in Dublin
Santa Experience Cork won “Best Santa in Cork” .
Santa Experience also won “Best Santa in Ireland”

County:   Dublin, Cork & Limerick

Address:   Ilac Centre Dublin, Jetland Shopping Centre Limerick City and Dunnes Stores, Patrick Street, Cork

santa's playland dublin

Santa’s Playland Dublin



One of this Christmas’ biggest events is here!

 Santa’s Playland & Indoor Market has taken up residence at The Ambassador Theatre, Dublin in preparation for this year’s festive season. Opening Saturday, December 6th at 10am the spectacular event runs until Tuesday, December 23rd.

And the great news is adults go free and there is no queuing for Santa!

Santa’s Playland transports children to a magical Christmas paradise. On entering Santa’s Playland children will be treated to a special Christmas play time. The Play Area is full of Christmas treats with bouncy castles, slides and Christmas displays.

This year Santa introduces his Indoor Christmas Market!

Of course, any visit to Santa’s Playland would not be complete without an audience with the Big Man himself and everyone will have the chance to chat to Santa and share their hopes and desires for Christmas presents. Every child will receive a present from Santa.


Saturday December 6th – Doors open 10.00am, last entrance 6.00pm

Monday to Sunday – Doors open 10.00am, last entrance 6.00pm.

Entry for one hour per ticket on the hour every hour.

Tickets €12.50 Monday to Friday, Tickets €14.50 Saturdays and Sunday.

santa's playland dublin

The North Pole Experience Dublin

The North Pole Experience Dublin

The North Pole Experience. (In association with Santa Hearth Cause)

Ireland’s longest running Santa Experience is back this year at The Royal Liver Retail Park, Naas Road (Next door to Eurogiant)

Kylemore stop on the Luas Red line, Across from Mc Donalds.

And the great news is that all customers that visit Santa this year at the North Pole Experience will be entered into a draw to win a family trip to Disneyland Paris.
Visit Santa at his grotto
Check out the Elf’s workshop.
Sing & Dance with Mrs Claus.
Bring your letter and send it by Elf express to Santa at our post box.
Help light the Christmas tree
Take a Spin on The Coca Cola Trucks (Kiddie Ride)

Have a snowball fight with Frosty
Bounceland Playzone.

Visit Baby Jesus in the Crib

The North Pole Candy Store

New Scenes with surprise characters!! Plus much more.



Santa will arrive @ 12 Midday on Sat the 26th of Nov.


  • Your magical adventure starts when your greeted by Jack Frost
  • Then it’s off for a spin on the Coca Cola Trucks Kiddie Ride
  • Have fun and a Snowball fight with Frosty the snowman!!
  • Arrive at The North Pole Elf’s workshop where the Toys are made for all the good boys and girls.
  •  Make a wish and Light the Magical Christmas Tree.
  • Visit baby Jesus in the crib under the North Star.
  • Meet Rudolf at the reindeer pen were he will be resting for the big night ahead.
  • Have fantastic fun at Santa’s Garden on his Bouncy Castle and slide before you head to meet the man himself.
  • Bring your Letter and posted it at Santa’s Magic post box


  • Visit Santa and Mrs Clause in their magical grotto and tell Santa what you would like for Christmas. Also get your very own picture taken with the man himself to bring home.
  • The Fun continues at Bounceland Playzone. (30 mins play time per child included in price)


Our characters interact with the children with songs and stories. This adventure to the North Pole Experience lasts for approx one hour, the memory will last a lifetime.
Fuel your child’s amazing and unique imagination by visiting The North Pole Experience


The North Pole Café with heated seating area serving hot and cold food, Refreshments, tea / coffee etc.

Birthday parties catered for.


(All indoor so no need to worry about the weather, but do wrap up as it is the North Pole!!!)
Prices for The North Pole Experience:
Parents FREE/ Children €20
(Includes visit to the North Pole to Meet Santa, a free gift & a photo with Santa, 30 Mins Play in Bounceland playzone and FREE BALLOON)
Group of 4 Children €70


Phone: 085 822 6055

Special Deals
Large group bookings / School & Crèche Special €15 per Child (€5 OFF)
(All Special Offer’s are subject to terms & conditions and are for weekdays ONLY and for minimum of 15 children) Needs to be booked in advance.

Opening Times: Wednesday – Friday: 3pm-7pm / Saturday-Sunday: 11am-6pm

Open every day Christmas week up to the 23rd Dec.
Runs from Sat 26th of Nov till the 23rd Dec 2016



ACCOMMODATION: Contact Redcow Moran Hotel 01-4593650


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